The Pomeranian belongs to the spitz family and its ancestors where sled dogs living on Iceland and in Lapland, Scandinavia. You can still clearly see how the Pomeranian is well adapted to a life in extremely cold and snowy conditions. The name Pomeranian is however not derived from a place above the artic circle; Pomerania it is a region in Historical Eastern Germany. The region is today shared by Poland and Germany. In many countries, the Pomeranian breed is known as Zwergspitz, which means dwarf spitz in the German language. In this article, you will find a lot of Pomeranian dog information, including brief info about how to care for your dog and what to think about before getting a Pomeranian dog.
The coat of the Pomeranian resembles that of the Pekingese and needs to be brushed regularly (against the hair) to stay free of mats and frequents brushing will also increase circulation and help prevent dry skin. Very little trimming is necessary and you only have to remove straggly hairs. It should be noted that the Pomeranian will shed its thick, plush coat seasonally and that the Pomeranian is counted among the heaviest shedding toy breeds in the world. When it comes to the rest of the body, Pomeranian dog care must involve gentle ear, teeth and nail care and this breed should not be frequently bathed since this can dry out both skin and coat. You should also avoid using anti-flea products on a regular basis since this can remove beneficial oil from skin and hair. Seasonal bathing is definitely enough. Brush the teeth of your Pomeranian daily, or at least 1-2 times a week and avoid giving it sweet foods. Special dental treats can be purchased.
It is hard to give any general guidelines when it comes to Pomeranian dog price tags, since the purchase prise varies a lot between different breeders. The price will also depend on if you want a Pomeranian dog puppy, a young and fully trained dog, or a dog that lives in a shelter or needs to be relocated from its current owner. The most important thing is to ask yourself what you get for your money. Will you get a Pomeranian puppy that has been vet checked, de-wormed and vaccinated or will you have to pay for this out of your own pocket? Has the Pomeranian dog breeder used healthy parents, or are you buying from a puppy mill owner that simply uses whatever parents he or she can find and forces them to produce as many puppies as possible each year? If you buy your Pomeranian dog from a reputable breeder, you will greatly increase your chances of ending up with a health and well socialized Pomeranian that can stay with your for at least 12-15 years. Some very healthy Pomeranians have even grown to be 20 years old! Trying to save a few bucks on the Pomeranian dog price by purchasing from a puppy mill is therefore a bad idea, since you increase the risk of getting a dog that needs expensive veterinary care and/or dies prematurely.